University Claude Bernard, Lyon
Daniela VASILIU, Nicolae VASILIU
University Politehnica of Bucharest
Abstract: Many different modeling and simulation software packages were created to perform studies in the fields of automobile, aerospace, robotics, offshore and general hydraulics engineering but none offered the full range of capabilities needed. There were deficiencies in the numerical capabilities, in the graphical interface and in the general modeling concept. The AMESim package was developed to overcome these limitations. This paper gives a description of the technical features, which were central objectives in the design of the software, and some examples of typical applications. A large amount of experience has been accumulated through more than 400 consultancy projects between the IMAGINE company, which created the software, and strong industrial companies.
Keywords: Modelling and Simulation Software, Fluid Control Systems, Electro Hydraulic Servo Systems.
Michel Lebrun graduated Applyied Mechanics in INSA Lyon in 1970 and became Ph.D. in 1978 in the same institute, obtaining the diploma of “The Best State PhD Thesis”. In 1986 he obtained the title of State Doctor and founded SOCIETE IMAGINE, a research company devoted to the fluid control systems. The company developed the most powerful software for modeling and simulation the dynamics of the engineering systems – AMESim – used by all the innovative companies all over the world. In 1990 Michel Lebrun awarded the GOLD MEDAL of the FRENCH DEVELOPMENT INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY. The main fields of activities were: the development of the Bond Graph theory as a tool for physical modeling of the technical systems; modeling and simulation of the automotive components and systems.
Vasiliu Daniela graduated in Mechanichal Engineering from “Politechnica” University of Bucharest in 1981. He became a Ph.D. in Fluid Control Systems in 1997 at the same university, after a research stage at INSA Toulouse. From 2001 she is state professor in the “Politechnica” University of Bucharest, as head of the CAD/CAE Laboratory from Power Engineering Faculty. She worked also for the industry, as project engineer in the National Turbomachinery Institute from Bucharest. In 1994 he joint INSA Toulouse as associated research professor, and SOCIETE IMAGINE from France, as associated researcher. She is also working as a scientific advisor for IT in the Romanian Environmental Engineering Institute. She is working mainly in modelling, simulation and dynamic identification of the electrohydraulic control systems.
Nicolae Vasiliu graduated in Hydropower Engineering from Politechnica University of Bucharest in 1969 as a lider of the promotion. He became a Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics at the same university, after a research stage in Von KARMAN Institute and Gand State University. He is state professor in the Polytechnical University of Bucharest from 1994, as the head of the Fluid Control Laboratory from Power Department. He worked always for the industry, as project manager or scientific advisor. In 1980 he joint the Hydraulic Control Team from the Romanian Aerospace Institute. In 1994 he joint INSA Toulouse as associated professor, and SOCIETE IMAGINE from France, as scientific researcher. He is the general director of the Romanian Innovation Agency, and he is representing Romania in FPNI. He is working mainly in modelling, simulation and dynamic identification of the electrohydraulic control systems.
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Michel LEBRUN, Daniela VASILIU, Nicolae VASILIU, Numerical Simulation of the Fluid Control Systems by AMESim, Studies in Informatics and Control, ISSN 1220-1766, vol. 18 (2), pp. 111-118, 2009.